Now is the time perhaps to seize a superyacht at a bargain knock down price. That’s the message from Marc Borderon a broker at Peter Insull’s Yacht Marketing in Antibes.
It seems the owner of the 44 metre Heesen San Bernardo has lost his yacht back to the bank that financed its purchase and now the bank wants shot of it as soon as it can.
As you might expect in such an instance the yachts exterior would need a bit of love and tender care with a good general cleaning and maybe also a polish. But the interior is said to look as new, with no scratches or signs of use whatsoever. Clearly her full-time crew are keeping her in great condition.
Down below the Engineer is doing all the minor maintenance on engines that have got 1,400 hours on the clock. The generators are said to have done 4,900 each and clearly one is beyond redemption because the bank has apparently ordered a brand new one which will be installed soon.
The yachts modern interior style carries the standard 5 cabin layout. Master Cabin is forward on the main deck with two double and two twin cabins on the lower deck. A folding double bed in the upper saloon which could be used as a 6th cabin if needed.
There is crew accommodation for 9.
So what do you pay in a distressed sale like this? There is no official asking price but to give you an idea of the market for these yachts, there are another two other older Heesen 44 metre yachts like San Bernardo asking as follows:
- Sibelle: 44 metre launched 2008 asking €18,500,000
- Bliss: 44 metre launched 2007 asking €17,500,000
“My advice” says Marc “is make an offer!!”